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Change SEP virus Defination location

Created: 23 May 2012 • Updated: 08 Jan 2013 | 18 comments
Ashish-Sharma's picture
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Hi Team,

If it is possible, We are able to Change SEP virus Definition default location.

HOPE THIS FEATURE IS AVAILABLE in the upcoming Releases!!!

 

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venktesh's picture

yes i agree with ashish ,We can be able to reduse disk space issue.

 

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sharmakhilesh's picture

It's better if we can change it in different Drive.

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cus000's picture

I agree.

Should able to customize it for customer sake.

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Mohan Babu's picture

If this idea implemented.

 

Around 30 % of call volume will be reduced because of the disk space issue.

 

Hope will get this fixed in next patch.....

Mohan Babu

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Ambesh_444's picture

Hi Ashish,

I hope we will be able to reduce the disk space in next fixed patch.

 

Thank& Regards,

Ambesh

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Ashish-Sharma's picture

Hi,

I have raised this IDEA last June but not received this feature SEP 12.1 RU2.

We are waiting for this IDEA.

Please Vote Up this IDEA so we will received this facillty Upcoming version

 

Thanks In Advance

Ashish Sharma

 

 

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rs_cert's picture

Yes, it will be benificially.

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D_S's picture

We need it here too in order to boot up Citrix servers from a clean image and have them access latest definitions in, say, drive D: and not more-than-a-month-old definitions from the C: image.

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Daniel996's picture

This would be a fantastsic feature for VDI, eg Citrix XenDesktop where you have a persistent D: drive for write cache, if we could use this for storing definitions rather than having to update to current definitions on every startup of a golden image. It would definitely put Symantec higher up the list when we evaluate VDI solutions for clients.

Regards

Dan

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Daniel996's picture

Last but not least, for those following at home, SEP version 12.1.2 does not work with Personal vDisk desktops... the saga continues!

http://forums.citrix.com/thread.jspa?threadID=330203&tstart=0

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josh_symc's picture

There was a fix done by Citrix by the way for this issue (fix was 100% in Citrix side) if indeed is the identical matter. If you have this same issue, it was reportedly fixed sometime late October by Citrix but please check in with them.

http://discussions.citrix.com/topic/330203-installing-symantec-endpoint-protection-on-a-vdi-with-personal-vdisk/

On the Symantec side, reference an internal incident 3237225.  The reccomendation is you should work with both vendors with support cases, just in case. I would start though with Citrix, and see if the fix is out. No harm in opening a case on the Symantec side. Above details should shortcut the issue.

 

Bit complex of an issue, it required both dev teams to troubleshoot. If you had a suport case on either side, you should be updated :).

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John Santana's picture

Yes please, this is a good idea for the next release, hopefully SEP 12.1 RU3 can have this feature.

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John Santana
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Ashish-Sharma's picture

John,

We are waiting for this feature.

 

Thanks In Advance

Ashish Sharma

 

 

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John Santana's picture

Exactly yes, me too, sometimes when the server runs out of C: drive, I delete the older two SEP definitions directory out of three available.

Kind regards,

John Santana
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oates-lee's picture

Just wondering if anyone has found the answer? to moving definitions from the system drive.

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GAULE's picture

I am also wondering if this capability has been introduced. My problem is that I load a patch an my servers on a monthly basis which eats up space on a limited C drive. The main problem is the C drive on the servers was partioned much to small and loads of space on the D drive. Eventually the space on the C will run out. The only option then will be to reconfigure the partions. 

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josh_symc's picture

The answer(s) are in the thread above :). It's not 'officially' in the product or best practices as yet. The reg settings do not survive on upgrade as noted. Check Elisha's post for 12.1, and the following post by PaulieD details how to as well relocate additional dirs used (and note how he used Sysinternals to track).

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benpaul4u's picture

Hi,

 

I was facing this issue since SAV10 2 years ago.

Moved the VirusDefs folder to say E Drive and used linkd utility to create symbolic link/junction point in Original C Drive location which points to new E Drive location.

So SAV/SEP still sees the definitions as if it is in C Drive's original location, whereas real data resides in E Drive.

We saved lot of upgrades and got rid of definition not uptodate issues in servers having less free space in  C Drive.

 

Hope this helps some of you....

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